I am planning to upgrade my system memory. In the "buying guide" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/433549 it is stated that
"The lower the CAS latency, the better. Also look at tRAS (ROW-ACTIVE-TIME) results. These timing figures may give you better performance than spending money on higher clocked memory."
So now I am not quiet shure, which of this two Memorys I should choose:
1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104169 1600 Mhz at a latency timing of 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V
or 2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134929 1066 Mhz at CL 7 at 1.5 V
24 GB will be around the same price.
My Motherboard is a GA X58 UD3R with an i7 930 2,9 Ghz. I am not planning to overcock my system at the moment.
So which Memory is the better buy for better performance?
But looking ahead: if I would overclock my system, would the HyperX be better?
Option 1 is the better one for overclocking and probably the SPD will show the same or better timings at 1066 than option 2.
I can vouch for these personally; I have 24GB running extremely happily in an overclocked Gigabyte x58 motherboard (I have the UD7):
CAS 9, 1600MHz, certified by G Skill (manuf.) for use in Gigabyte, 1.5v.
I will follow your advidce, thanks a lot, Harm.
@JE Short01: there is only limited Space over my RAM modules, because of the fan of my Megahelm cooler. So no ripjaws for me. But thanks for your suggestion.
I just found an other Hyper X Module similar to that I posted above: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104262
Do I miss any diffrences on the performance side or is it just an other cooling body?